stay of execution

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Noun1.stay of execution - an order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time
stay - a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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However, unless a stay of execution is granted, Shoaib Sarwar who was convicted of murder following a trial process which saw a number of irregularities will be hanged tomorrow (Tuesday 3 February).
I would grant a stay of execution and file and set the application in order to allow this court the opportunity to fully examine applicant's contentions," she wrote.
According to report, the 1st Chamber of the District Administrative Court ruled on Monday that the construction licenses are invalid due to the stay of execution decision issued by the ystanbul 5th Administrative Court concerning the height of the construction on the AtakE[micro]y coast.
Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a stay of execution granted hours earlier by a three-judge panel of that court.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Thursday to a six-month stay of execution for a death row inmate while an investigation is conducted into last week's botched lethal injection.
The stay of execution Q: I am facing a criminal case in the trial court.
Al Hajeri pointed out that the Saudi Embassy has appealed to the Red Cross to stop the implementation of the execution decisions after it sent memorandums to the Iraqi government asking for a stay of execution and retrial.
html) Mississippi Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for the death row inmate in an 8-1 decision.
The SC had on Saturday refused an urgent hearing on the plea of the four Veerappan aides, seeking stay of execution of their death penalty amid reports of their execution on Sunday, saying there was no proof about it.
Ropar residents believed the stay of execution would help to restore peace in Punjab.
Even without the licences, the refinery and oil terminal continued to operate after courts granted a stay of execution on the Customs Agency order revoking the licences.
But though he has a stay of execution, there will be no happy ending at Upton Park for Grant.